slippery elm

noun
1.
an elm, Ulmus rubra, of eastern North America, having a mucilaginous inner bark.
2.
the bark of this elm, used as a demulcent.

Origin:
1740–50

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slippery elm
 
n
1.  a tree, Ulmus fulva, of E North America, having oblong serrated leaves, notched winged fruits, and a mucilaginous inner bark
2.  the bark of this tree, used medicinally as a demulcent

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Example sentences
Slippery elm or licorice root tea are both good for coating the throat, but some brands can be a little too sweet.
For sore throats, slippery elm bark can be taken as a tea.
Silver maples, green ash and slippery elm dominate the forest canopy.
Tree species which dominate the habitat includes silver maple with some red ash, swamp white oak, and slippery elm.
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